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Front wheel bearing

Took my truck to get tires, and when I went to pick it up the shop told me I had a front wheel bearing going bad. I was going to change the rotor anyway considering its toast, so my question is if there is any special tool (besides the spindle nut tool) I need. or any extra parts I should replace while im there?
ex. do I need a bearing separator or anything?
what would I need for seals?
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I'd replace both bearings and the seal...
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As in, drivers and passengers, or there are two bearings and seals on one side

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2wd 4wd? Not sure if that matters on an OBS. Dually or not?

I know on my SD DRW 2wd, it's a regular hub, with two bearings, an inner grease seal, and races. I pulled and repacked them like I do trailer hubs.



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Its a fwd and single rear wheel.. I know my brake rotor is bad. And I'm just looking to see what I'll all need for parts and tools..

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If you're in there, I would replace both bearings ... inner and outer, races, and seal) on each hub. Cheers!

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as well as spindle seals and spindle bearings? just reading through O' Reillys website and seeing things there..
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I just took apart another hub, gunna turn the rotor and use that in replace of mine, was curious on if itd be a good idea to reuse the bearings and seals in that hub sense it all seemed okay.. Id repack the bearing of course.
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I check bearings, but usually they are ok. Seals, heck no. New every time.



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I only noticed one seal, on the back of the hub, where is the second?
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